Three Turks de­ported

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KUALA LUMPUR: Three Turks ar­rested re­cently over al­leged links to ter­ror ac­tiv­i­ties were de­ported on Thurs­day night.

In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar yes­ter­day said the three — Tur­gay Kara­man, 43; Ih­san As­lan, 39; and, Is­met Ozce­lik, 58 — were put on a flight to Ankara.

He said the men were listed as wanted by the Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties for their in­volve­ment with the Fe­tul­lah Ter­ror­ist Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

He said po­lice de­ported the three with the co­op­er­a­tion of the Im­mi­gra­tion De­part­ment.

Khalid tweeted: “@PDRMsia con­firms that Turk­ish na­tion­als Tur­gay Kara­man, Ih­san As­lan, and Is­met Ozce­lik were de­ported to Ankara last night.”

He said they were ar­rested early this month un­der the Se­cu­rity Of­fences (Special Mea­sures) Act.

Kara­man and As­lan were ar­rested on May 2, but the ar­rests were not pub­li­cised, lead­ing their wives to lodge po­lice re­ports that they had been ab­ducted. Po­lice later con­firmed they had been ar­rested. Ozce­lik was picked up on May 4.

As­lan’s Malaysian wife, Ain­nu­rul Aisyah Yunos Ali Maricar, yes­ter­day

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